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Old 08-28-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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Thinking of transitioning from sport to cruiser, opinions on bikes?

Hey all, I USED to own an '05 ZZR600 till a lady pulled out in front of me earlier this month. Totalled it though I came out ok, ( WEAR YOUR GEAR) so Im on the look out for a new bike. To tell the truth it was a great bike, fast, fun and very quick to turn. Still it wasnt as comfortable as I was hoping. It wasnt a total sportbike as the grips were raised style clipons rather than full race types. Still it wasnt good for me for riding all day around houston running erands like I wanted to. So Im now considering a good cruiser or standard bike that I can put a hard case on or something of that extent. As far as cruiser Im leaning heavily towards Honda for all the obvious reasons. Namely the Shadow Spirit 750 in blue flame has really caught my eye. Though Im still not sure if I want a cruiser its definatly something im looking into. So if anyone has this bike and would like to roast or toast it, or any other bike please say so. Your opinions are apreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Thinking of transitioning from sport to cruiser, opinions on bikes?

I like the yamaha cruisers. I think they are better looking than a lot of the other metric bikes.

If you have some money take a look at the 1200r triumph. or a bonneville

And you can get a 883 Harley sportster for 6,450.
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Re: Thinking of transitioning from sport to cruiser, opinions on bikes?

I dont believe there is a 1200r triumph. In cruisers there is a 790 America (bonneville), 865 Speedy (t1000), and the 2.3 litre Rocket three. Sportsters not a bad choice for a new bike, but I would recomend somthing used. I ride an america, and dont know how a person could notl ike it, but thats just my oppinion. Yamaha, Honda, and Suzuki all make very nice cruisers. The shadow and the VTX are both killer bikes, but as for honda a used magna is probally the best choice.
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I dont believe there is a 1200r triumph.* In cruisers there is a 790 America (bonneville), 865 Speedy (t1000), and the 2.3 litre Rocket three.* Sportsters not a bad choice for a new bike, but I would recomend somthing used.* I ride an america, and dont know how a person could notl ike it, but thats just my oppinion.* Yamaha, Honda, and Suzuki all make very nice cruisers.* The shadow and the VTX are both killer bikes, but as for honda a used magna is probally the best choice.*
You got me. I was thinking of the 1200r BMW. Sweet bike.
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1200c nice solid bike. real clean. check that suspension. The pillion seat comes up to be a backrest.
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1200c* nice solid bike.* real clean.* check that suspension.* The pillion seat comes up to be a backrest.
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i love the bimmer. I have always loved that front suspension, and the whole style to the bike. The K1200R is the new naked hyabuse chaser. Like 165bhp.
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Re: Thinking of transitioning from sport to cruiser, opinions on bikes?

Yeah that is a sweetbike, though a bit on the expensive side. Still I was thinking of the F 650 CS in the dark blue. Ive read thats a REALLY strong engine, though the upkeep ive been told can get pricey. As for a harley I dont really care for them. There good bikes yes, but Ive never been as particularly fond of them.
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Re: Thinking of transitioning from sport to cruiser, opinions on bikes?

The Yamahas are good bikes but, you should consider a few things;
On the 650 and 1100 the valves need to be adjusted frequently (4000 miles ) and the exhaust / r/h footrest needs to come off to access the oil filter for an oil change. Also being air cooled they will have less power / longevity than the water cooled models.
Two of the better mid-size cruisers I've seen are the Suzuki Marauder and the Honda Shadow.

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Yeah Ive heard there one of those that require a skilled mechanic to service.
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/Which bike? the 650?* it is such an awsome bike to chop.

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Re: Thinking of transitioning from sport to cruiser, opinions on bikes?

Just talked to my dad today and a guy he works with in Waco has a '96 Zuki Savage he would sell for a grand. Looks like a decent bike, it cant be too bad since they STILL make the thing. Parts ought to be easy to come by at least.
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i dunno... how many hp does it have?...

i'm tellin ya man... consider a nighthawk
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I got a 2004 honda 750 for sale in the sale section. Fun bike, Really light feeling for a cruiser and shifts smooth.

Not a lot of power but it will get up to 80 pretty decently
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The Savage is a single cylinder, pretty down on power.


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I loved my 02 650 V-Star it was my first bike but I wanted a little more umph! My bud rides an 03 1100 custom and It is also an awesome bike i believe it is going on 14k dealer maintenanced and the only thing gone wrong with it is a headlight bulb. My current bike is an 03 Roadstar Warrior aside from the recall work it is doing good.

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How fast is your warrior? My buddie (roadrash05) say that his vstar has the same motor and that its not to fast, but the warrior looks fast as . Looks like and awsome bike.
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